Northwestern University Mathematical Calendar

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Academic Year 1999-2000

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Thursday, September 9, 1999

PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Yue-Jun Peng, Universite Blaise Pascal, France
Title: Asymptotic Analysis of a Hierarchy Model for Plasmas
Special Note: Special Time!!
Contact Info here

Monday, September 15, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Renming Song, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title: Boundary Harnack Principle for Symmetric Stable Processes
Contact Info here

Thursday, September 16, 1999

PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor Jose' Miguel Urbano, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Title: Degenerate Elliptic Problems in a Class of Free Domains
Contact Info here

Wednesday, September 22, 1999

Department Meeting Lunt 105, 4:00pm
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Friday, September 24, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Andrei Suslin, Northwestern University
Title: Singular Homology
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. Yi-Ju Chen,
Title: Flow-Induced Morphology
Abstract and details available

Monday, September 27, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Aurel Stan, Northwestern University
Title: A Paley-Wiener theorem in white noise analysis
Contact Info here

Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Misha Kapranov, Northwestern University
Title: Derived Deformation Theory
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
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Title:
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Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor ,
Title:
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Friday, October 1, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Constantine Dafermos, Brown University
Title: Hyperbolic Conservation Laws: History, Recent Progress and Future Challenges
Contact Info here

Monday, October 4, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Miron Bekker, Northwestern University
Title: Extension problem for positive-definite generalized Toeplitz kernels
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 103, 4:00pm
Professor Iskander Taimanov, Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk
Title: Integrable geodesic flow with positive topological entropy
Special Note: Please note unusual day and room! Prof Shklover's talk has been postponed to Oct 26.
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor T. Takeno, U. Nagoya
Title: Impact of advances in numerical computation on combustion science and technology
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Vassily Gorbanov, University of Kentucky
Title: Gerbes of Chiral Differential Operators
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 5, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00 pm
Gary Gutman , Northwestern University
Title: Functors represented by p-adic symmetric domains
Contact Info here
Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 2:00pm
Professor Donald Saari,
Title: Double Humped N-Body Problems.
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 6, 1999

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 1:00pm
Professor Natarajan Sukumar,
Title: The Natural Element Method
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Thursday, October 7, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Christian Haesemeyer, Northwestern University
Title: The Grothendieck Group of projective space
Special Note: Graduate Student Seminar
Contact Info here

Friday, October 8, 1999

Colloquium Annenberg G15, 4:30pm
Professor Howard Masur, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Periodic Orbits for Rational Billiards and Flat Surfaces
Special Note: Special Time and Place! Joint with Midwest Dynamical Systems Seminar
Abstract and details available

Monday, October 11, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Vladimir Shklover, Northwestern University
Title: Schiffer Problem and Isoparametric Hypersurfaces
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Fabien Morel, Universite Paris 7
Title: An Introduction to A^1-Homotopy Theory
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Tuesday, October 12, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00 pm
Professor Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
Title: Testing M-Theory with local mirror symmetry
Contact Info here
Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 2:00pm
Professor Jaques Fejoz,
Title: Secular Motion in the Planar Three-Body Problem.
Contact Info here
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 102, 3:00pm
Jim Wiseman, Northwestern University
Title: Morse decompositions and connection matrices
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 1:00pm
Dr. Natarajan Sukumar, NU Civil Engineering
Title: Natural Element Method II
Abstract and details available

Thursday, October 14, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Gary Gutman, Northwestern University
Title: Functors represented by p-adic symmetric domains
Special Note: Graduate Student Seminar
Contact Info here

Friday, October 15, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Fabien Morel, University of Paris 7
Title: The Euler Class of an Algebraic Vector Bundle
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Leslie Hocking, University College London
Title: Spreading of a liquid drop with mass loss
Contact Info here

Monday , October 18, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Aurel Stan, Northwestern University
Title: Heisenberg's inequality in infinite dimensions
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor R. Kamien, U. Pennsylvania
Title: Minimal surfaces, screw dislocations and all that
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Paul Goerss, Northwestern University
Title: A_\infty ring spectra under MU
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 19, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Eric Friedlander, Northwestern University
Title: Semi-topological K-theory
Contact Info here
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Kamlesh Parwani,
Title: Something interesting
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor V. Steinberg, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Title: Parametric Generation of Second Sound in Superfluid Helium
Special Note: Note unusual day and time. This seminar is jointly with the Physics Condensed Matter Seminar
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, October 20, 1999

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 1:00pm
Dr. Francisco Solis , Chem. Eng. Dept., NWU
Title: A Level Set Approach for Multicomponent Fluid Flows
Contact Info here

Friday, October 22, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor John Pople (Nobel Laureate, 1998), Northwestern University
Title: Quantum Chemistry and Mathematics
Contact Info here

Monday, October 25, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Brian Hall, University of Notre Dame
Title: Quantization and reduction
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. I. Kliakhandler, Northwestern U.
Title: Interfacial dynamics of film flows
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Po Hu, University of Chicago
Title: Real and Algebraic Hopf invariant one elements
Contact Info here

Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Alexander Scorichenko , Northwestern University
Title: Functor (co)homology and stable K-theory over a field
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Vladimir Shklover, Northwestern
Title: Conformal maps and straightening of curves
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Yuan Che, Northwestern University
Title: Homoclinic intersections arising from exact symplectic maps
Contact Info here

Wednesday, October 27, 1999

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 1:00pm
Jie Zhang, ESAM
Title: A Method for Tracking Interfaces
Contact Info here

Thursday, October 28, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Justin Mauger, Northwestern University
Title: Exact Couples and Spectral Sequences
Special Note: Graduate Student Seminar
Contact Info here

Friday, October 29, 1999

ESAM Colloquium Tech A230, 3:15pm
Professor C. Roberts, N. Arizona U.
Title: Modeling complex human-environment interactions: the Grand Canyon River Trip Simulation Project
Special Note: Unusual day and time. This Talk is jointly sponsored with the Transportation Center
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. M. van Hecke , CATS/Niels Bohr Institute Copenhagen
Title: Pattern Formation for Vortex Ripples: 1D theory and 2D experiments
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Nick Barron, Loyola University
Title: Calculus of variations in L-infinity
Special Note: SPECIAL PDE SEMINAR
Contact Info here

Monday, November 1, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Rich Sowers, University of Illinois
Title: Stochastic averaging with a flattened Hamiltonian: Markov process on a lollipop
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Amnon Neeman, Australian National University
Title: Determinants, K_1, and recent improvements
Special Note: Joint Algebra/Topology Seminar !
Abstract and details available

Tuesday, November 2, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Jean-Louis Loday, CNRS, Strasbourg, France and MSRI
Title: Syzygies, Igusa's pictures and identities among relations
Special Note: Joint Algebra/Topology Seminar !
Abstract and details available
Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 2:00pm
Professor Clark Robinson,
Title: Symbolic dynamics from topological horseshoes
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor A. Winfree, U. Arizona
Title: Unsolved Problems of the Heart
Special Note: Note unusual day
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Jean-Louis Loday , MSRI (Berkeley) & CNRS at Strasbourg (France)
Title: The Hopf Algebra of Binary Trees
Abstract and details available

Friday, November 5, 1999

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor S. Mussa-Ivaldi, Northwestern U.
Title: Nonlinear Models of Motor Learning
Abstract and details available

Monday, November 8, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elton Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: Uniqueness of reflecting Brownian motion in euclidean domains
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor J. Bronski, U. Illinois
Title: Estimates of long-tailed probability distribution functions in passive scalar transport
Special Note: UNFORTUNATELY THIS TALK HAD TO BE CANCELLED
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Kimberly Pearson, Valparaiso University
Title: The p-chain spectral sequence and Whitehead groups of Fuchsian groups
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 9, 1999

Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 2:00pm
Yuan Che,
Title: Roberts' results on Central Configurations
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Chris Connell, UIC
Title: Minimal entropy rigidity for finite volume manifolds
Contact Info here
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Margaret Stawiska, Northwestern University
Title: The Mandelbrot set
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 11, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Christopher Sogge, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Global Strichartz estimates for the wave equation with applications to nonlinear equations
Contact Info here

Friday, November 12, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor David Benson, University of Georgia
Title: Some Platitudes on Flatness
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor M. Dennin, UC Irvine
Title: Taming spatiotemporal chaos: periodic modulations of the control parameter.
Abstract and details available

Saturday, November 13, 1999

Midwest Group Cohomology Seminar


Monday, November 15, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Renming Song, University of Illinois
Title: Boundary Harnack principle for symmetric stable processes
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor P. Milewski, U. Wisconsin
Title: Solitary and breaking waves in equatorial shallow water
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jesper Grodal, M.I.T
Title: Higher limits, subgroup complexes and group cohomology
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 16, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Brendan Hassett, University of Chicago
Title: Rational points on symmetric products of surfaces
Abstract and details available
Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 2:00pm
Professor Don Saari,
Title: The evolution of Newton's Universe
Contact Info here
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Victoria Sadovskaya, Pennsylvania State University
Title: "On pointwise dimension of non-hyperbolic measures"
Contact Info here
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Todd Fisher, Northwestern
Title: Almost topological conjugacy
Contact Info here

Wednesday, November 17, 1999

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Boris Kalinin , Pennsylvania State University
Title: TBA
Special Note: Unusual day and time!
Contact Info here

Thursday, November 18, 1999

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ugo Gianazza, University of Pavia and Northwestern University
Title: Regularity for a degenerate Obstacle Problem
Contact Info here

Friday, November 19, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Jill Pipher , Brown University
Title: The impact of harmonic analysis on problems in linear partial differential equations
Contact Info here

Monday, November 22, 1999

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
Title: Iterated Random Functions: A Token Problem
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Bernard Badzioch, University of Notre Dame
Title: Algebraic theories in homotopy theory
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 23, 1999

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Andrei Levin, Landau Institute (Moscow) and U of Chicago
Title: Variations of real Hodge structures and Bernoulli numbers
Contact Info here

Monday, November 29, 1999

Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor Marshall Slemrod, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: New Results on the Chapman-Enskog Expansion
Special Note: Unusual Time! Joint Colloquium with ESAM Department
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor M. Slemrod, U. Wisconsin
Title: New Results on the Chapman-Enskog Expansion
Special Note: Joint Colloquium with the Department of Mathematics
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 11:10am
Professor Shouhong Wang, Indiana University
Title: Some Mathematical Issues of the Primitive Equations of the Atmosphere I
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PDE Seminar TBA, 2:00pm
Professor Shouhong Wang, Indiana University
Title: Some Mathematical Issues of the Primitive Equations of the Atmosphere II
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Brooke Shipley, University of Chicago
Title: The uniqueness of stable homotopy theory
Contact Info here

Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Jerome Buzzi, Michigan State University
Title: Thermodynamical formalism for multidimensional piecewise expanding maps
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. P. Thomas, U. Chicago
Title: Modeling Pattern Formation in Primary Visual Cortex
Abstract and details available
PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 1:00pm
Professor Shouhong Wang, Indiana University
Title: Theoretical Issues of Planetary Scale Ocean/Atmosphere Dynamics
Contact Info here

Thursday, December 2, 1999

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Richard Laugesen, University of Illinois, Urbana
Title: Stability of Steady States for 'Thin Fluid Film' PDEs
Contact Info here

Friday, December 3, 1999

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago
Title: Free Boundary Regularity for Harmonic Measure
Contact Info here
International Conference on Celestial Mechanics

Monday, December 20, 1999

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Henk Bruin, Caltech
Title: Combinatorics, kneading theory and Hubbard trees for complex quadratic maps
Special Note: Please note unusual day.
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 6, 2000

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Lenya Ryzhik, University of Chicago
Title: Estimates for the Front Speeds in Reaction-Diffusion-Convection Equations
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor John H. Conway,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Calendar Conundrums
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 10, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Pinsky, Northwestern University
Title: Convergence of eigenfunction expansions on geodesic balls and rank one symmetric spaces
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor J.B. Grotberg, U. Michigan
Title: Liquid Plug Propagation in the Lung
Special Note: jointly sponsored with the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Contact Info here

Wednesday, January 12, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Professor Ted Belytschko, NWU
Title: Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Tech LR 3, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Calendar Conundrums
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #1
Abstract and details available

Thursday, January 13, 2000

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor David Hoff, Indiana University at Bloomington
Title: The Global Attractor for the Navier-Stokes Equations of One-Dimensional, Compressible Flow
Contact Info here

Friday, January 14, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor John Mather, Princeton University
Title: Variational Construction of Orbits
Contact Info here

Monday, January 17, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Miron Bekker, Northwestern University
Title: Introduction to the theory of linear stationary dynamical systems
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. E. Izhikevich, Arizona State U.
Title: Canonical-Model Approach to Computational Neuroscience
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Mark W Johnson, University of Notre Dame
Title: Picard Groups and Stabilizations of Spaces
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 18, 2000

Special Seminar Tech LR 2, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway ,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Archimedes and His World
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #2
Abstract and details available

Friday, January 21, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Prof. Paul Bressloff, Loughborough University (Visiting U.Chicago)
Title: Nonlinear dynamics of synaptically coupled neural oscillators
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 24, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elena Kosygina , Northwestern University
Title: Hydrodynamical limit for Ginzburg-Landau models
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor P. Brazhnik, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Title: Modeling Spatio-temporal Phenomena in Complex Biological Systems: Propagating Waves in Excitable Media
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Paul Goerss, Northwestern University
Title: The cohomology of the Morava stabilizer group, following Lazard
Contact Info here

Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Professor Dmitry Kleinbock, Rutgers
Title: Dynamical Borel-Cantelli Lemmas
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Dr. Jean-Pierre Goux, NWU
Title: Solving large scale optimization problems on metacomputers
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Tech LR 3, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Cantor's Infinities
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #3
Abstract and details available
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor , Northwestern University
Title: Linear Dynamical Systems, cont'd.
Contact Info here
Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Miron Bekker , Northwestern University
Title: Linear Dynamical Systems, finale
Contact Info here

Thursday, January 27, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech F235 (Physics Conference Room), 4:00pm
Professor Mogens H. Jensen, The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Title: A Hierarchical Description of Proteins: Thermodynamics, Critical, and Motor Properties
Special Note: jointly with Department of Physics (Condensed Matter seminar)
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Leo Butler, Queen's University
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Friday, January 28, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor John R. Birge, Northwestern University
Title: Quasi-Random Sequences and Their Uses in Option Pricing
Contact Info here
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Prof. Ian Melbourne, University of Houston
Title: Brownian motion in deterministic dynamical systems with Euclidean symmetry
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Seva Joukhovitsky, Northwestern University
Title: K-Theory of the Weil transfer functor
Abstract and details available

Monday, January 31, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Min Kang, Northwestern University
Title: Growth rate of ballistic DLA (diffusion limited aggregation) on a strip
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. A. Hosoi, M.I.T.
Title: Wine tears and other evaporatively driven instabilities in thin films
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Charles Rezk,
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Pierre Cartier, Ecole Normale Suprieure et IHES, France
Title: Divergent Series 250 Years After Euler: Their Use for Manipulating Special Functions and Special Numbers
Special Note: Unusual Time!!
Abstract and details available
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Jim Wiseman ,
Title: Shift equivalence and topological conjugacy
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Special Seminar Tech LR 3, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Surreal Numbers
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #4
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 4, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Prof. Vered Rom-Kedar, Weizmann Institute (Visiting U.Chicago)
Title: Big islands in dispersing billiard like potentials.
Special Note: The talk by W. Pesch that was scheduled for this day, unfortunately, has to be cancelled for now.
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Yitwah Cheung, UIC
Title: Failure of Ergodicity in a (Rational) Billiard
Abstract and details available
Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor ,
Title:
Contact Info here

Monday, February 7, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Miron Bekker, Northwestern University
Title: Linear Dynamical Systems, cont'd.
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. A. Golovin, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Title: Faceting and Roughening of Growing Crystal Surfaces
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 8, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Konstantina Trivisa, Northwestern University
Title: Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
Contact Info here
Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 101, 4:00pm
Kamlesh Parwani,
Title: Ergodic Theory and Fourier Analysis
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 3:00pm
Victoria Sadovskaya, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Multifractal formalism and dynamical systems
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 9, 2000

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 2:00pm
Boris Kalinin, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Measure-theoretic rigidity of higher-rank abelian actions
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Tech LR 3, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Goedel and Undecidability
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #5
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 10, 2000

Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 4:10pm
Professor R. Clark Robinson,
Title: Moeckel's paper on Arnold Diffusion
Contact Info here
PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Athanasios Tzavaras, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: Variational Approximation of the Equations of Elastodynamics with Polyconvex Energy
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Charles Rezk, IAS
Title: Rigid Homotopy Theory
Contact Info here
Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Jesper Grodal, MIT
Title: Maps Between Classifying Spaces
Abstract and details available

Friday, February 11, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor I. Yu, Seoul National University
Title: What will happen if you rotate sand in a tilted spinning bucket?
Abstract and details available
Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor David Chopp, NWU
Title: Applications of the Level Set Method
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 14, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Miron Bekker, Northwestern University
Title: Linear Dynamical Systems,cont'd.
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. G. Biondini, Northwestern U.
Title: Soliton communications and wavelength-division multiplexing
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Mihnea Popa, University of Michigan
Title: Generalized theta linear series on moduli spaces of vector bundles on curves
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:00pm
Malgorzata Stawiska, Northwestern
Title: TBA
Contact Info here

Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Special Seminar Tech LR 3, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway , Nemmers Prize Lectures #6
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Geometry, Logic, and Physics
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 17, 2000

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. Y.J. Chen, Northwestern U.
Title: Flow-induced morphologies in directional solidification
Contact Info here

Friday, February 18, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. V. Kalatsky , Argonne National Laboratory
Title: Continuum field description of crack propagation
Abstract and details available

Monday, February 21, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Miron Bekker, Northwestern University
Title: Linear Dynamical Systems, finale
Contact Info here
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. S. Rica, Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris
Title: Buckling and post-buckling of elastic plates and shells
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Nitu Kitchloo, Northwestern University
Title: A generalization of compact Lie groups after Kropholler
Contact Info here

Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Seva Joukhovitski, Northwestern University
Title: K-theory of the Weil transfer functor
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 104, 3:00pm
Professor Mikhail Grinberg, MIT
Title: Self-Indexing and Perverse Sheaves
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Professor Peter Voorhees, NWU
Title: A Fast Multipole Method for Anisotropic Elasticity and its Application to Problems Involving Coarsening in Solids
Contact Info here
Special Seminar Tech LR 3, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Escher and Symmetry
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #7
Abstract and details available

Thursday, February 24, 2000

Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 4:00pm
R. Clark Robinson,
Title: Arnold Drift by Moeckel: Part 2
Contact Info here
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Norihiko Minami,
Title: On the mono-chromatic convergence conjecture
Contact Info here

Friday, February 25, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dan Goldman , U. Texas, Austin
Title: Lattice oscillations of square patterns in a vertically vibrated granular layer
Abstract and details available
Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Martina Bode, Wellesley College
Title: Presentation on Calculus Teaching
Contact Info here

Monday, February 28, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Alexander Bendikov, Cornell University
Title: Ultracontractivity of convolution semigroups on R^n and T^n
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. K. Swanson, U. Washington
Title: A Quantitative Model for Brain Tumor Growth and Invasion
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Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Amie Wilkinson, Northwestern
Title: Absolutely singular dynamical foliations
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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Nicolas Moes, Mech Eng, NWU
Title: A finite element method for crack growth without remeshing
Special Note: Last meeting for winter quarter
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Special Seminar Tech LR 3, 4:00pm
Professor John H. Conway,
Title: Thinking About Mathematics (and Many Other Things): Finally, Fun
Special Note: Nemmers Prize Lectures #8
Abstract and details available

Thursday, March 2, 2000

Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Yuan Che,
Title: A description of some of Jeff's Xia's recent work
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PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Bei Hu, University of Notre Dame
Title: Biharmonic Functions and Crack Propagations
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ernesto Perez-Chavela, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Title: Central configurations in the kite problem
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Friday, March 3, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor John H. Conway, Princeton University and Northwestern University
Title: Tangles, Bangles, and Knots
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Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Misha Kapranov, Northwestern University
Title: S-Duality Conjecture and Eisenstein Series
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Viviane Baladi, CNRS, Orsay
Title: Almost sure rates of mixing for random unimodal maps
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Friday, March 10, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Stefan Mueller, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences , Germany
Title: Rank-1 Convexity, Quasiconvexity, and Harmonic Analysis
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Special Seminar Lunt 105, 2pm
Timothy Comar ,
Title: Presentation on Calculus
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Saturday, March 11, 2000

Northwestern Centennial PDE Conference

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor ERnesto Perez-Chavela, UAM-I Mexico
Title: Central configurations in the kite problem
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Monday, March 13, 2000

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor S.H. Chung, National Seoul University
Title: Propagation Characteristics of Tribrachial Flames
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Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University (and RIMS)
Title: A Darboux theorem for Hamiltonian systems in infinite dimensions
Abstract and details available

Friday, March 17, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor W. van Saarloos, U. Leyden, Netherlands
Title: The remarkable simple and universal properties of "pulled" fronts propagating into an unstable state
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ran Levi, Aberdeen
Title: TBA
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Monday, March 27, 2000

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Ran Levi, Aberdeen
Title: The automorphism space of BG^_p
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Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Aaron Bertram, University of Utah
Title: Localization and Genus-Zero Gromov-Witten Invariants
Abstract and details available
Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Ernesto Perez-Chavela, UAM-I Mexico
Title: Central configurations in the kite problem
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Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Paul Rabinowitz, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: Heteroclinic and Chaotic Solutions for Double Pendulum Type Problem: Chaotic Geodesics on a Bagel
Special Note: Joint Colloquium with ESAM Department
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ESAM Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Paul Rabinowitz, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Title: Chaotic Geodesics on a Bagel
Special Note: Joint Colloquium with Mathematics Department
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Thursday, March 30, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor William Bray, University of Maine
Title: TBA
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Celestial Mechanics Discussion Group Lunt 107, 3:00pm
Professor Ernesto Perez-Chavela,
Title: Central Configurations for Charged Particles
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Monday, April 3, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Cora Sadosky, Howard University
Title: Hankel operators and Carleson measures in the polydisc
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor H. Riecke, Northwestern U.
Title: Localized and disordered structures in fluid flow
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jonathan Pakianathan, University of Wisconsin
Title: On Complexes Associated to the Commutative Structure of a Group
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Tuesday, April 4, 2000

PDE Seminar Lunt 107, 4:00pm
Professor Herbert Koch, Heidelberg University
Title: Strong unique continuation for elliptic pde's
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Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Yuan-Nan Young, U. of Chicago
Title: Micsible Rayleigh-Taylor Instability: 2D and 3D
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Friday, April 7, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Mikhail Kaparanov, Northwestern University
Title: Noncommutativization and Noncommutative Neighborhoods
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor Carl Gardner, Arizona State University
Title: Electrodiffusion Model Simulation of Rectangular Current Pulses in a Cell Membrane Channel
Special Note: Talk joint with the Mathematics Department
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Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M235, 3:30pm
Dr. Ronnie Mainieri, Theoretical Division, LANL & Institute for Physical Sciences
Title: Physical constraints on error correction
Special Note: Two seminars on 1 day. Rescheduling was unfortunately not possible any more
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 10, 2000

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor J.R. Birge, Northwestern University
Title: Pricing Options on Diffusion & Jump Processes with Applications in Energy & Weather Derivatives
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Matthew Ando, University of Illinois
Title: Equivariant elliptic cohomology and the Witten genus
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Tuesday, April 11, 2000

Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Jacques Fejoz, Northwestern University
Title: KAM tori in the planar three-body problem
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Monday, April 17, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Mark Pinsky, Northwestern University
Title: A weighted Kolmogorov inequality for the Hilbert transform
Abstract and details available
ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor Yves Pomeau , Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris
Title: Moving contact line: mathematical or physical problem?
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Charles Rezk, Northwestern University
Title: Constructing smashing localizations
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Wednesday, April 19, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Professor Thomas Hughes, Stanford U., Division of Mechanics and Computation
Title: Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Variational Mutltiscale Methods
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Thursday, April 20, 2000

PDE Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Rustum Choksi, Simon Fraser University
Title: Energy scaling laws in magnetic materials
Contact Info here

Friday, April 21, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor John Stillwell, MIT, and Monash University (Australia)
Title: Exotic Symmetry
Abstract and details available

Monday, April 24, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor George Gasper, Northwestern University
Title: Using squares of real-valued functions to prove that the $\Xi^*(z)$ function has only real zeros
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Kristine Baxter, University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign
Title: Higher Hochschild homology and its decompositions
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Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professors J. Davidov and O.Mushkarov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Title: Geometry of twistor spaces
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
A. Lemaitre, Saclay, France
Title: Strongly coupled chaotic maps: collective behavior, universality, and models.
Special Note: Note unusual day
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Friday, April 28, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 3:00pm
Professor M. Johnson, Northwestern U.
Title: An Operational Test for Distinguishing between Complicated and Chaotic Behavior in Deterministic Systems
Special Note: Unusal time!!
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 1, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Elton Hsu, Northwestern University
Title: TBA
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor S. Ghosal, Northwestern U.
Title: A Simplified Theory of Triple Flames
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Robert Bruner, Wayne State University
Title: Varieties for connective K-theory of classifying spaces
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Wednesday, May 3, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Ed Wang, NWU Physics and Astronomy
Title: Loop Parallelization Techniques
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Friday, May 5, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Laszlo Babai, University of Chicago
Title: Probabilistic Proof of Existence Versus Explicit Construction
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 8, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Mr. Thomas Nystrom, Morthwestern University
Title: Multipliers for Generalized Tchebichef Polynomials
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Graduate Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Lizzie Burslem, Northwestern University
Title: The Ergodic Closing Lemma
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Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor David Ben-Zvi, University of Chicago
Title: Moduli Spaces and Vertex Algebras
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Wednesday, May 10, 2000

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Christopher Flannery, (NU Ph.D, '94),
Title: Life on the Outside
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Thursday, May 11, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Parimala, Tata Institute and Ohio State University
Title: Galois cohomology of classical groups
Special Note: Note unusual day!
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Friday, May 12, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Predrag Cvitanovic, Northwestern University
Title: Chaotic Field Theory: a Sketch
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 15, 2000

Analysis and Probability Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor H. H.Kuo, Louisiana State University
Title: Recent Progress in White Noise Analysis
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ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Professor D. McLaughlin, Courant Inst. Math. Sci.
Title: Modelling the Primary Visual Cortex of the Macaque Monkey
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Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Don Davis, Lehigh University
Title: Nonimmersions of real projective spaces implied by eo_2
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Alexander Braverman, MIT
Title: Gamma-functions of representations
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Professor S. Wiggins, CalTech
Title: TALK CANCELLED
Special Note: Unfortunately, the talk by S. Wiggins has to be cancelled.
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Jeff Smith, Purdue University
Title: The higher order Deligne conjecture
Special Note: Note unusual day!
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Friday, May 19, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Peter Constantin, University of Chicago
Title: Partial Differential Equations and Fluids
Abstract and details available
Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Dr. Peter Andresen, Northwestern U.
Title: Instabilities in Open Flow Chemical Systems
Abstract and details available

Monday, May 22, 2000

ESAM Colloquium Tech M416, 4:00pm
Dr. B. Rubinstein, Northwestern U.
Title: Automated symbolic nonlinear anlaysis
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Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:00pm
Professor Chris Bendel, University of Wisconsin
Title: Projectivity and cohomology of modules for finite group schemes
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Dynamical Systems Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Gregory Galperin, Eastern Illinois University
Title: Calculus of the number of periodic billiard orbits in a polygon
Abstract and details available

Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Shaoping Xiao, Dept. of Mech. Eng., NWU
Title: Stability of the Particle Method
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Friday, May 26, 2000

Colloquium Lunt 105, 4:15pm
Professor Zhiming Ma, Northwestern University and Chinese Academy of Sciences
Title: DIRICHLET FORMS AND RECENT APPLICATIONS
Abstract and details available

Thursday, June 1, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech MG28, 4:00pm
Professor Anthony T. Patera, MIT
Title: Output Bounds for Elliptic Partial Differential Equations: A General Formulation
Special Note: Note special time and place of the meeting
Abstract and details available

Friday, June 2, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Ehud Meron, Ben Gurion Univerisity, Israel
Title: Phase patterns in forced oscillatory systems: theory vs. experiment
Abstract and details available

Friday, June 9, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Andrew Belmonte, Penn State U.
Title: Snap, Jump, and Wiggle: Motion in Micellar Fluids
Abstract and details available

Monday, June 12, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 1:30pm
Daniel Lathrop, U. Maryland
Title: Toward a Self-generating Magnetic Dynamo: the Role of Turbulence
Special Note: Note unusal date and time!
Abstract and details available
Topology Seminar Lunt 104, 4:10pm
Professor Bang-He Li,
Title: Embedding surfaces with minimal genera in 4-manfolds
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Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Number Crunch Lunch Seminar Tech M416, 12:00pm
Professor Deborah Sulsky, University of New Mexico
Title: Effect of Microstructure on the Mechanical Response of 'Soft' Metallic Alloys
Abstract and details available

Monday, June 19, 2000

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science Tech M416, 2:00pm
Hans Peter Grimm, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Cell Motility: Modeling of Actin Distribution and Shape of Advancing Lamellipodia
Special Note: Note unusal day!
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Tuesday, August 0, 2000

Algebra Seminar Lunt 104, 4:30pm
Professor , test
Title: test
Special Note: test
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Wednesday, August 16, 2000

Special Seminar Lunt 105, 4:10pm
Professor Henry Warchall , National Science Foundation
Title: NSF Through the Eyes of a Mathematics Program Director
Abstract and details available

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